Water Tub Spout to Shower Stops Working - No Shower

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  1. Philip Jones

    Philip Jones New Member

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    Terry, this link shows the water tub spout I bought at Walmart:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Peerless-Universal-Replacement-Tub-Spout-Chrome/21009182[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have bought three water tub spouts. Each one stops working, so my shower head lacks
    water coming out. The water spouts I bought do well for about two and a half months,
    then they stop allowing water to flow through my shower. Is it because a seal or gasket
    in the water tub spout gets bad? Thanks for your response.

    Philip
     
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  2. Terry

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    Maybe a picture of what you're installing.
    A good diverter tub spout should last years and years. Delta makes good tub spouts.
     
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  4. Philip Jones

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    Terry, did you check out that link I gave you concerning the diverter tub spout I had purchased?
     
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    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    how about posting the link HERE?
     
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    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    There is no reason why that diverter spout should NOT work for years. What happens when they fail?
     
  8. Philip Jones

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    After about two and a half months less water flows out of the shower head while water comes out of the tub spout.
    Eventually this last diverter stopped allowing any water to go through the shower head. The only way I could
    get even a little water to come out of the shower head was to glue the diverter knob in a permanent position to allow
    at least some water to come out of the shower head. Perhaps the valve in the tub spout goes bad.

    Thank you for trying to help me.

    Philip
     
  9. Philip Jones

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    Terry, do you think it could be that I don't have enough water pressure coming out of the water pipe to
    the diverter tub spout?
     
  10. Reach4

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    I (and the others) think you are saying that the water still comes out of the spout in high volume after you attempt to divert to the shower. If you mean something else, say so.
     
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    If I understand you correctly, you have to stop buying your spouts at Walmart.
     
  12. Philip Jones

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    Reach 4, when I would divert the water to the shower head, the tub spout would have water coming out, but not at high volume. So,
    does anyone have an answer to this problem? Is it bad seals, bad valves or what? I have nothing against Walmart. It is just that
    this Peerless product has not worked for me. Anyway, have a great day guys.

    Philip
     
  13. Reach4

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    If you block the end of the spout with your hand, does water come out of the shower as it should? If so, the problem is the spout.
     
  14. Philip Jones

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    If I block the spout with my hand and do not lift up the shower diverter knob, then
    water comes out of the shower head.
     
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